Bulls celebrate Odsal victory over Halifax

Bradford Bulls can feel confident about their 2018 season in League 1 after earning a convincing victory today over Halifax at Odsal, running out 22-6 winners with a display that will have given heart to their supporters and two tries from Elliot Minchella, one in each half. Halifax took an early lead with a try to prop forward Frazer Morris,…

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Rovers tame the Tigers at the Jungle

A determined Featherstone Rovers laid down a marker for the new season with a convincing 16-32 victory on their visit to the Jungle today to face their traditional rivals Castleford Tigers. The Tigers, playing their first match since their Grand Final defeat at Old Trafford, put out an inexperienced side with several young players and some new signings. But they…

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Bulldogs win Roy Powell Trophy

Batley Bulldogs have won the Roy Powell Trophy today, beating their Heavy Woollen neighbours Dewsbury Rams 16-28 at Tetley’s Stadium in an entertaining clash that saw the Bulldogs take the game with three tries in the final 20 minutes. Apart from that it was an evenly fought contest all the way through with Johnny Campbell opening the scoring for the…

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Rhinos ease to Boxing Day victory at Wakefield

Leeds Rhinos defeated Wakefield Trinity 10-17 today in the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge at Belle Vue in the opening game of the Betfred Super League pre-season fixture schedule. Leeds coach Brian McDermott fielded six members of his Grand Final winning squad, with new faces Richie Myler and Brad Dwyer also in the starting lineup, while youngster Owen Trout, who was…

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Rugby League Parliamentary Group hosts Northern Powerhouse Minister

The All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group yesterday (12 December) welcomed the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Jake Berry MP, to a meeting in the Palace of Westminster. Peers and MPs were joined by associate members in the Palace of Westminster, as the Minister made a presentation on the government’s support for rugby league through the Northern Powerhouse. The government has…

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Thurston awarded Human Rights medal

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has congratulated North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston, after he was awarded the 2017 Human Rights Medal. The Test and State of Origin star was given the honour at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2017 Human Rights Awards. “As a game, we are incredibly proud of Johnathan’s achievements,” said Greenberg. “He is a true ambassador…

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Rovers’ anger at fine for crowd trouble

Featherstone Rovers officials have expressed their disappointment after the club was handed a four-figure fine, following an investigation into a ‘crowd disorder’ incident which occurred during Featherstone’s 2017 Kingstone Press Championship visit of Hull Kingston Rovers. Prior to the game the club received intelligence from Humberside Police, suggesting, “potentially”, a handful of unnamed Hull City supporters – who may have…

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Parliament pays tribute to England’s World Cup exploits

Members of Parliament have recognised England’s performance in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. A motion has been tabled by All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group Secretary Marie Rimmer, the MP for St Helens South and Whiston, congratulating the England team on reaching a first World Cup Final in 22 years. The motion “notes that despite a narrow 6-0 defeat in…

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